The article discusses the activities and feelings of army troops preparing to abandon Fort Laramie in the late 1800's. Once at the center of the Oregon and California migration of 1849 to 1869, Fort Laramie was officially closed by the United States Government March 2 1890 when the "last two companies of the Seventh Infantry marched out." Auction details are recorded. ALTERNATE SUBJECTS: Military--Auction; Military--Seventh Infantry; Native Americans--Great Sioux War--1876-1877; Hunton, John; Merriam, Henry Clay, Col.; Sandercock, Harriet "Hattie"; Snow, John T. Photo: Mr. and Mrs. John Hunton standing next to "Old Bedlam," c. 1900. [Trenholm Collection, American Heritage Center, Universityof Wyoming]. Photo: Old Bedlam and Officer's Quarters D. [Fort Laramie National Historic Site]. Photo: John and Blanch Hunton in front of their home at Fort Laramie, 1919. [Mrs. Ray M. Littler collection, American heritage Center, UW]. Map: Fort Laramie N.H.S. Photo: Fort Laramie c. 1900. [Wilde Collection, Fort Laramie National Historic Site]. Photo: Attendants of the murder trial of Posey Ryan in Cheyenne. [Otis A. Sandercock photo, Fort Laramie National Historic Site]. Annals of Wyoming cover date Summer 2001.
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